Weekly Bulletin February 16 – 19, 2016



Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 16 – 19, 2016, 2016






WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. PRESIDENT’S DAY: Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell


SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.


SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee


PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell





ASB STORE: in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00

with a current ASB card sticker.


BOAT DANCE: is Saturday night, March 12. Go to Pier 41 at 7:00 PM. Must bring ID Photo card. Discount tickets sold this Friday, Feb. 12 in room 403.


SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL; is Friday, March 11. Clubs must submit their food proposal at ECM by Feb. 29.



GALILEO’S 95th BIRTHDAY:Celebrating Galileo’s birthday, Feb. 15 by having an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, Feb. 19. in the Courtyard during lunch time.


EGG DROP CONTEST: Friday, Feb. 19. in the Courtyard during lunch time.





For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

2/19/16 @ 1:05pm & @ 2:10pm in RM 105: Dr. Wu, Professor of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF and Chief of the Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratories at San Francisco General Hospital will be at Galileo to provide an interesting presentation.  The presentation will focus on the vital role that clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) play in medicine, as an alternative for students interested in medicine but not necessarily prepared for or interested in medical school.  He will describe how to get into a CLS program, licensing, career expectations, and tell stories about real cases where the clinical laboratory played a major role in the outcome of the patient, both good and bad things the lab does when mistakes are made (by the lab and doctors). This presentation is 50 minutes and if you’re not a Healthy Academy student, please ask Ms. S. Chan for a pass.


    3/4/16 application deadline for Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) 4 day VISION program at UC Berkeleyfrom 4/7-4/10.  Room & board and round trip BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  This year’s theme is Acknowledge Connect & Empower (A.C.E): workshops on how to empower ourselves and the community.  Network with other high school students. Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2016mentee

The Baked Bear in Fisherman’s Wharf is HIRING.  If you’re interested, please check out the posted Employment/Volunteer/Internship Program Bulletin in the Counseling Center.

The Summer Program List is now available.  Please either check it out on the wall outside of room 255 or via SchoolLoop with the weekly College & Career Center Announcements. Programs that have a cost may provide financial aid for students in need but you should apply for these programs ASAP.
For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

3/9/16 from 11am-2pm: Bloomberg Business is a large business company located at Pier 3 in SF.  The Bloomberg Women’s Community (BWC) will offer a 90 minute program to 15 Galileo high school girls with the goal of demystifying women in the work space. The program will include lunch, office tour, workshop as well as a discussion with 5 women at Bloomberg representing different parts of the company.  If you want to go on this field trip, please pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  You must return a signed permission form to her by 2/26/26.

Project Pull Intern: this is a paid summer internship program that is sponsored by the City & County of SF.  Interns work 20 hours per week and get $13 per hour.  It will be from 6/13/16-8/5/16.  Interns will be paired with a mentor.  Students need to have a min. 2.75 GPA from last semester and must commit for the whole program.  Application deadline is 2/29/16.  Apply online: https://jcycworkforce.formstack.com/forms/projectpull2016application

For 11th:   

Genesys Works: Are you interested in receiving a paid internship, support with college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Apply for Genesys Works!

Applicants should be:

  •         On track to graduate – talk to your counselor if you are unsure
  •         Committed to 8 weeks of training from June – August
  •         Able to work in the afternoons senior year
  •         Eligible to work in the United States

The application deadline is February 26th.  Text GWBA to 313131 if you are interested and want to learn more or click the following link: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea

Students Rising Above (SRA): This is a free scholarship and mentorship opportunity just for juniors.  Are YOU a student who is “rising above?”  If so, submit the following application.  The application deadline is March 4, 2016.  Link to the application:http://studentsrisingabove.org/students/

Qualified students will meet the following criteria:

◾High School JUNIOR (who will graduate from high school in Spring 2017)

◾From a low-income family

◾Demonstrated strength of character in overcoming obstacles not of his/her own making

◾Committed to earning a four-year college degree

◾Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

◾Highly recommended by a teacher, counselor, or mentor

◾Willing to share personal story

◾Live within the nine-county Bay Area

If you have registered for the ACT prep class, be sure to report to class on Wednesday @ 2:30pm in either room 153 or 154. You can bring snacks and water since the class will last for 2 hours.


For 12th:

2/17/16 & 2/18/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Financial Aid Application Workshop: Complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act if you want to financial support for college related costs.  We can help you with any questions you may have on the application.  If you have either the 2014 or 2015 Income Tax Return, bring a copy with you.

3/2/16 FAFSA & CA Dream Act priority deadline: if you want to receive any type of financial aid, you have to submit either the FAFSA or CA Dream Act by this date.

If you need to order an official transcript for college or for scholarship reason, please complete a transcript request form. You can pick up a copy of this form from room 209, the counseling center or the college & career center.  Please allow at least two days for processing.

Please check out the scholarship posting in the Counseling Center or from School Loop as part of the weekly College & Career Center announcements.  There are quite a few scholarship opportunities for you already.  Don’t miss deadlines!


Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F